2020 US Presidential election
The results were heavily contested by the losing side, involving multiple lawsuits and investigations running the gamut from legitimate to fraudulent; none of them found any evidence of wrongdoing, but the Trumpist faction of the GOP succeeded in planting a narrative that the election had been stolen. This narrative succeeded in drumming up sufficient outrage among the GOP base as to result in an insurrection attempt on 2021-01-06, and has continued to fuel ongoing efforts towards a civil coup, the extent of which will only be known for certain once the 2022 election results are available.
- 2020-09-23 [L..T] The Election That Could Break America “If the vote is close, Donald Trump could easily throw the election into chaos and subvert the result. Who will stop him?”
- 2020-09-19 [L..T] Trump and GOP rush on replacing RBG out of weakness and fear “To Republicans, the rush to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a simple proposition: If they don’t replace her right now with a conservative jurist, they’ll lose their chance to replace her. [..] In other words, they think they’re going to lose in November.”